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GCN Circular 32106

Subject
Konus-Wind detection of GRB 220521B
Date
2022-05-24T14:58:31Z (2 years ago)
From
Anna Ridnaia at Ioffe Institute <ridnaia@mail.ioffe.ru>
A.Ridnaia, D. Frederiks, A.Lysenko, D. Svinkin,
A. Tsvetkova,  M. Ulanov, and T. Cline,
on behalf of the Konus-Wind team, report:

The long-duration GRB 220521B
(IPN triangulation: Kozyrev at al., GCN Circ. 32104)
triggered Konus-Wind at T0=54209.631 s UT (15:03:29.631).

The burst light curve shows a single emission pulse,
which starts at ~T0-0.4 s and has a total duration of ~2.3 s.
The emission is seen up to ~4 MeV.

The Konus-Wind light curve of this GRB is available at
http://www.ioffe.ru/LEA/GRBs/GRB220521_T54209/

As observed by Konus-Wind, the burst
had a fluence of 3.99(-0.43,+0.50)x10^-6 erg/cm2,
and a 64-ms peak flux, measured from T0+0.038 s,
of 5.03(-2.05,+2.89)x10^-6 erg/cm2/s
(both in the 20 keV - 10 MeV energy range).

The time-averaged spectrum of the burst
(measured from T0 to T0+8.448 s)
is best fit in the 20 keV - 4 MeV range
by a power law with exponential cutoff model:
dN/dE ~ (E^alpha)*exp(-E*(2+alpha)/Ep)
with  alpha = -0.66(-0.35,+0.41)
and Ep = 153(-21,+29) keV (chi2 = 91/78 dof).
Fitting by a GRB (Band) model yields the same alpha and Ep,
and an upper limit on the high energy photon index: beta < -2.2
(chi2 = 91/77 dof).

The spectrum near the peak energy flux
(measured from T0 to T0+0.256 s)
is best fit in the 20 keV - 4 MeV range
by a power law with exponential cutoff model:
dN/dE ~ (E^alpha)*exp(-E*(2+alpha)/Ep)
with  alpha = -0.84(-0.39,+0.52)
and Ep = 585(-232,+646) keV (chi2 = 43/31 dof).
Fitting by a GRB (Band) model yields the same alpha and Ep,
and an upper limit on the high energy photon index: beta < -1.6
(chi2 = 43/30 dof).

All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence level.
All the quoted values are preliminary.
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